Meredith Ericksen
Interior Designers & Decorators
An Expanse of Space traditional family room
 

An Expanse of Space

The Beginning: Soaring cathedral ceilings in a room flooded with light from arched windows and a view to the woods beyond.
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The Concept: Refresh the dark, dated, brick fireplace; add much-needed architectural details for visual impact; create a cozy, welcoming style within this expanse of space.
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scottybmaine wrote:
Is there another picture that shows the wall above the fireplace?
   Comment   April 7, 2014
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Meredith Ericksen
There is an album for this project.
April 7, 2014 at 3:47pm   
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meagane1 wrote:
Curtains - Could you please tell me more about the curtains?
     Comment   November 3, 2013
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jpaaa
am interested in the floor lamp between the chair and the fire place as well as the picture over the mantel. can you tell me details about these?
February 26, 2014 at 6:48am   
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi - the client purchased the floor lamp and the photo above the fireplace is a custom photograph from a local DC photographer who is no longer selling his work. Best, Meredith
February 26, 2014 at 7:10am   
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kimyetter wrote:
Would like information about throw pillows with dots. Please!
   Comment   August 28, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi. The client purchased those herself...not sure where she found them.
August 31, 2013 at 8:13pm   
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dromgoole wrote:
what colour paint is on the walls
   Comment   August 21, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi. I think I answered the paint question on one of the other photos in this project album...scroll through and you should find the info. Thanks!
September 8, 2013 at 11:27am   
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agastright
I searched and saw nothing on paint colors. I too am wondering what the color is on the walls???
September 25, 2013 at 11:19am     
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stapletondj wrote:
What is lieing againist the brick? Drywall? Cement board? - Looking to see how I can transform my brick fireplace into this!
     Comment   July 8, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
This project was completed about 6 years ago. From what I remember the carpenter faced the existing brick fireplace (that was 2-story)with furring strips and sheetrock.
July 11, 2013 at 6:38pm   
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martijcarpenter wrote:
Lamp - Where can lamp be purchased?
   Comment   June 5, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
This lamp is from The Natural Light...details are on a comment thread on another photo of this project. Cheers.
June 12, 2013 at 6:41am     
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martijcarpenter wrote:
Looking for table lamps - I like the white table lamp.
     Comment   June 5, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
That lamp is from The Natural Light. I purchased directly from the company but I know they do sell some lamps via online sources.
June 5, 2013 at 12:33pm   
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cesker wrote:
distance - Please tell me distance from firebox to decorative wood.
   Comment   April 24, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
It's about 10". There are specific building codes to follow when determining the distance of non-flammable material you need around a firebox before you add a flammable product such as a wood surround. I discussed this with the GC on the project to determine the correct distance.
April 28, 2013 at 10:13am   
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cesker wrote:
mantle - Please tell me height of mantle. (hearth to top) Thanks much!
   Comment   April 20, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi. This project was completed about 6 years ago... I don't have access to the drawings anymore...they are tucked away in storage.
July 11, 2013 at 6:42pm   
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Leigh-Ann Cash wrote:
Side table - Where did the table come from?
   Comment   February 20, 2013
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Meredith Ericksen
Not sure how to answer this question. I did the design and the cabinet maker/carpenter the client hired did the fabrication/installation.
April 19, 2013 at 5:42am   
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diyher
ok thanks :) I like the overall style of the whole room, very inviting
April 19, 2013 at 12:19pm   
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jschieman wrote:
Chair material - The material on the chairs is it custom
   Comment   November 3, 2012
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Meredith Ericksen
This is a Kravet fabric. We designed this space about 4 years ago...not sure if the fabric is still available. I would need to look-up the info in the project file for additional info.
November 3, 2012 at 10:27am   
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ekkpt wrote:
Where did you get the picture hanging above the mantle? Love it!
   Comment   October 5, 2012
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Meredith Ericksen
Hi. The photo above the mantel was taken by a local DC photographer...he is not selling his work anymore. We were lucky to get it!m We had it tinted in a sepia tone to work with the warm tones in the room.
October 20, 2012 at 8:23am   
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abrahamsolorzano wrote:
ilike to buy this item - please e need to know where can i buy this item my e-mail is nino011674@yahoo.com
   Comment   October 1, 2012
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Meredith Ericksen
Not sure which item you wish to buy? Send a little more detail. Thanks
October 3, 2012 at 8:45am   
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renovation53 wrote:
where did you get the fireplace screen, i am in toronto canada
   Comment   June 30, 2012
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Meredith Ericksen
That is the client's screen...I think she got it at an antique store. Sorry...not much help.
June 30, 2012 at 6:49am   
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ihowl wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of the chair? Thanks!
   Comment   April 1, 2012
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Meredith Ericksen
A Lee Joffa chair by Kravet Furniture.
April 2, 2012 at 5:34am     
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Thank You!
April 2, 2012 at 8:54am   
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hightide wrote:
Who made the fireplace mantel? - Who made the fireplace mantel?
     Comment   March 5, 2012
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renovation53
Also where can find similar fire screen
July 9, 2012 at 7:37am   
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rkwhite007
Can you list the dimensions of the fireplace mantle?
January 30, 2013 at 11:52pm     
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joycemoffatt wrote:
Paint color and brand please
   Comment   February 19, 2012
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sweetlew83
what are the color of the walls and trim
August 6, 2012 at 10:01am   
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Jeanne Schneider_Rieman wrote:
any ideas about this lamp? Who makes it and where could I find it
   Comment   November 6, 2011
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Meredith Ericksen
This lamp is from The Natural Light. You can look at websites such as Lamps Plus and search under Manufacturers. I ordered it for my client.
November 6, 2011 at 6:06pm   
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Jeanne Schneider_Rieman
thanks ;-)
November 7, 2011 at 6:17am   
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lisatrischitta wrote:
Love the wood mantel surround. Was this a kit or custom?
   Comment   February 25, 2014
MrsD wrote:
What are the dimensions of fireplace and is firebox 36 or 42"?
   Comment   January 24, 2014
debbz63 wrote:
Love the chair and ottoman - Can you provide me any information on the chair and ottoman?
   Comment   January 8, 2014
mumbhatt wrote:
Dimentions of the fire place
   Comment   December 15, 2013
Charlotte Macpherson wrote:
How wide is the mantle on either side of the firebox?
   Comment   November 8, 2013
mackevans64 wrote:
what are the dimensions of the fireplace mantel? How wide are the pilasters? - creating my own DIY mantel and need to know how wide the cut out in the middle of the pilaster is. Thanks
   Comment   March 23, 2013
awolfington wrote:
Side table - Love the iron and wood side table..where did you get it?
   Comment   February 18, 2013
monilv wrote:
what are the colors on the walls and fireplace?
   Comment   October 27, 2012

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